In a first-of-its-kind sting operation in the US, law enforcement agents from a clutch of state departments – including the Department of Justice, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the US Secret Service, the Postal Inspection Service, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) – arrested 35 dark web traders across the country, by posing as vendors themselves. The arrests were made after a year-long investigation of more than 65 targets, involved in over 90 active cases in the US. The seized goods worth over $23.6 million included narcotic drugs, $3.6 million in gold and cash, bitcoin mining devices, cryptocurrency worth more than…

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